• variety of sliced fruitsRockwood Child Nutrition Services (CNS) participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Our team of school nutrition employees serve more than 1.7 million quality, appealing meals to students annually. All meals are nutritionally balanced and adhere to the federal nutrition regulations set forth by the USDA.

    The department has implemented many innovative initiatives, such as Farm to Table offering fresh local produce and nutrition education to help students make informed food choices.


    No Cash Back at High School as of August 11, 2022

    New for 2022-23, we are not going to be able to give cash back at the register at our high schools. Providing cash back at the register is time-consuming and slows the lines down when we are severely understaffed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    P-EBT for School Year 2021-22 and Summer 2022

    For questions on P-EBT benefits, please review the eligibility criteria listed within the attached document on this page. There is no application to apply for this round of benefits.

    New Eligibility Guidelines as of July 6, 2022




    We want to ensure that all Rockwood families are aware that the U.S. Department of Agriculture did NOT extend the program to provide free school meals to all students for the 2022-2023 school year. This does not mean that the free/reduced lunch program has been eliminated for those students who qualify. Therefore, we are encouraging our families who may need assistance to fill out a meal application as soon as possible. Please note: If you filled out an application before July 1, 2022, you need to reapply for this school year under the new eligibility guidelines. The quick and easy application, as well as the new eligibility guidelines, can be found on the Free and Reduced page. This year’s meal prices can also be found on the Meal Prices and Account Balance page.

    The USDA has compiled some helpful Frequently Asked Questions about the changes for parents that includes helpful information about continuing supply chain issues across the country that may affect our menu items here in Rockwood. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Child Nutrition Services office at 636-733-3250.

Previous Updates

  • Free School Meal Update: April 7, 2022

  • Supply Shortage Update: Sept. 23, 2021

USDA Non-discrimination Statement

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Information

Child Nutrition Services

.​​17146 Manchester Road Wildwood, MO 63040-1001